30 Apr '15, 2pm

A Square Cheeseburger in a Round Hole? A Q&A about the Value of Solar

A Square Cheeseburger in a Round Hole? A Q&A about the Value of Solar

Cost of solar panels likely to come down Value of solar likely to go up Nothing is ever that simple How does the value of solar conversation fit in with the bigger conversation happening nationally? What does a 21st century electricity utility look like? Narrow View: What is the economic value? Broader view: what is public incentive? What is it that we want from our utility system in the 21st Century? Energy Conservation, Efficiency, Renewables, Distributed Generation Problem: Net metering doesn’t fit with the accounting principle Value of solar begins to solve the problem for utilities of the future What we see all over the county is a state-by-state discussion about net metering What is the value that net metered customers are producing? Value of energy produced is often more than what the utility says should be included How do we change the rules so it makes fiscal sens...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2015/04...

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